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    • Horror Genre Conventions
      D.I.S.T.I.N.C.T
      DON’T. IGNORE. SETTINGS. TECHNICAL CODES. ICONOGRAPHY. NARRATIVE STRUCTURE. CHARACTER TYPES. THEMES.
      Adam Nelson
    • Don’t IGNORE…
      Settings
      Graveyards
      Churches
      Hospitals
      Basements/Attics/Lofts
      Isolated Communities
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    • Technical Codes
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      Don’t IGNORE…
      High/Low Camera Angles (Effect – Power)
      Jump Cuts (Effect - Quickening of Time)
      Ambient Sounds – Diegetic (Realism)
      Monster Sounds etc – Non Diegetic (Effect – To Scare)
    • Iconography
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      Don’t IGNORE…
      Low-Key Lighting (High-Key to emphasise shadows)
      Weapons (Guns, Knives)
      Blood
      Religious Symbols
      Dark Coloured Clothing/Costumes
      Dark Colour in General (Black & Red)
    • Narrative Structure
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      Don’t IGNORE…
      Standard Structure – (Equilibrium-Disruption-Attempt to Repair-Equilibrium)
      Beginning Middle End
    • Character Types
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      Don’t IGNORE…
      Hero (Often a Victim)
      Villain (Or Evil Force)
      Children
      Monsters/Ghosts etc
    • Themes
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      Don’t IGNORE…
      Good v Evil
      Death
      Hate
      Suicide
      Depression
      Religion